Published: Thursday, July 25 2013 4:30 p.m. MDT
If Romney had won we would have had a competent, smart and moral leader.
International leaders would have new respect for the USA. He wouldn't be
complicating racial problems by speaking out on the Martin/Zimmerman case.
Business would have greater confidence in the government. He would lead instead
of blame. And he would be able to work with both parties. Obamacare would be
dead. Instead, we reelected an out of touch charismatic, cowardly, golfing
It's tough for an honest man like Mr. Romney to make it in politics. We
have had a 0.9% growth per year in the past 4 years. This is stagnation.
Regulations, tax obfuscation, and stratospheric debt serious oncoming problems
with entitlements would have been correctly treated by Romney. Obama can't
or won't help us.
Gasoline would now be $2.00 a gallon, and the economy would be improving.People would not be appreciating the difference with Romney. IMO, a
society must experience massive trials, and depression periodically to renew the
understanding, and goodness of liberty.It's like being really
thirsty. You realize the importance of water.
Well, Mitt planned to push for elimination of all capital gains taxes. Most of
his own income is from capital gains. So if successful, his taxes would have
gone away completely. And my taxes on my actual W2 income would have had to go
up to make up the difference. That's one difference between Romney and
Obama that comes immediately to mind.
"Gasoline would now be $2.00 a gallon," and Texas' economy would
be in shambles. Be really careful what you ask for. $2 a gallon
gas would effectively kill exploration in North America. That pipeline....
would surely never see the light of day.... because the capital to build it..
would not have been there.I was really hoping that there was more
detail here. It would have been really interesting to see what these 20 days of
rapid fire change would have been. Its too bad.... it might have been good
stuff.... but for what ever reason these great ideas still aren't being
shared.If Romney has the secret sauce, lets see it.....
merich39; the person that fills out that W2 for you would probably be in a
better position to offer you some benefits if his taxes weren't quite so
high. maybe he would use the reduction in his capital gains tax to increase the
number of employees and improve their benefits. maybe if more people were
paying taxes, then your share wouldn't be so big, and the amount might even
go down. Did that even come to mind at all?
This fantasizing about a Romney presidency is bizarre.Please you
guys, live in the real world. There's real and urgent work to be done
here.Or, you can go on dreaming of what color the unicorns would be
on the Romney Whitehouse lawn.
@What in Tucket?"It's tough for an honest man like Mr.
would now be $2.00 a gallon"No it wouldn't, it'd be
around where it is now. Oil is a global commodity and the President really has
way less influence on it than you think.@JSB"International
leaders would have new respect for the USA"Based on what? Heck
if Republicans took the senate I think we'd be at war with Iran by now. You
do realize international relations were in shambles after the Bush team got
through with it, right? (And that Romney had many top Bush team guys as his
foreign policy advisors).@Shimlau" maybe he would use the
reduction in his capital gains tax to increase the number of employees and
improve their benefits. "Businesses are currently sitting on
record setting profits rather than investing it... plus your plan involves
larger deficits than Obama's.
Really? Another Romney story? And no more information in this one than we have
ever gotten about him or exactly what he would have done.
it is impossible for obama groupies to understand that he is the worst president
in US history. unfortunately, it will be almost impossiblre to recover
economically and spiritually when he leaves office. takers got what they
The only people who still say Romney would have been worse for the country are
the people who now see that Obama is not, and never was, Presidential material,
but just can't come to admit it yet. One day you will. Otherwise, enjoy
Ute,The recovery is happening, or have you not been paying attention
to the DJIA and record-breaking corporate profits?Unemployment is
below what it was when Obama took office.Again, please bring your
arguments back to the real world.
It is useless to speculate about a Romney Presidency.It is easy to
speculate how much better off the country would be IF the Republicans had not
done everything in their power to make sure Obama was only a one term president.
If the republicans even now would try to do what is right for the
country instead of what is right for their idioligy. The T Party is truely the
I preface this comment that I have been accused of being both liberal and
conservative on these blogs. I am neither but try to be fair minded.I have to judge Romney by his past and overall he has been competent whether
it was heading the Olympics, business or as governor. Not perfect but
competent. With the President, well there is little to judge. He was a
community organizer and then had a very small time in actual elected politics,
none in the Executive Branch. I think we are paying the price for this
experience. Romney has a thicker skin so to speak and deals much better with
disagreement and criticism while the President takes things personal to his
detriment.However, Romney would still have to deal with gridlock.
While I think he has a better a skill set to deal with that, there is no
guarantee that he wouldn't be as impotent as the President is now with
moving his agenda forward. That is the nature of politics. While I think
Romney has better skills to work with the other party, there is still no
guarantee that he could still move things forward.
@ute alumni"it is impossible for obama groupies to understand that he
is the worst president in US history."His worst jobs month was
Jan 2009, the month he was only in office the last bit of it. Bin Laden is dead,
the Iraq war is over. I can understand you not thinking he's all that good
since well, you probably don't support a lot of the things I do like
Obamacare, but to think he's the worst president in history is delusional.
Oh and, by the way, I do not consider George W. Bush to be the worst. I give
that honor to Buchanan.
Oh, my, here we go again.People are literally living in a dream world. How
can otherwise, probably, intelligent people keep this up week after week?They really think Romney and Obama, absolutely, can control everything!This feels like some kind peculiar historical fiction that will be available
in about 25 years.
"Oil is a global commodity"? Gas in Europe are around $4.00 per gallon
more than here with oil going less distance. Taxes on gasoline are controlled
by government, and does effect price." $2 a gallon gas would
effectively kill exploration in North America. That pipeline.... would surely
never see the light of day.... because the capital to build it.. would not have
been there." --The capital would increase if taxes were not taken for
redistribution--taxes are higher than oil profits.We're being
If Romney were President?? Ah yes two dollar a gallon gas, world leaders bowing
at our feet, no Obamacare and still everyone has health care, and yes a unicorn
on everyone's front lawn and a rainbow in their backyard. Obama the worst President in American history? Seriously when the President
before over saw the first attack on American soil, led us into a preemptive war
that skyrocketed our debt and killed hundreds of thousands of people including
ten thousand Americans. Then over saw the worst recession in 70 years where we
were losing 250,000 jobs a month. I'm not even saying he's the worst
President I'm just saying Obama hasn't done anything even close to
being as terrible as this President.
There were plenty of Presidents worse than Obama. I too rate Buchanan the worst
but right up there is Harding, Grant, Pierce, Carter, W. Van Buren, Andrew
Johnson, LBJ, Nixon, probably some others I missed. I rate President Obama quite
low because he has generally failed in many of his goals and to work effectively
with Congress. Some of his appointments have been far from stellar. He is no
Truman as far as taking blame for shortcomings. Still, to be fair, his term is
not over and perhaps things could change but I'm not really seeing this on
the horizon. His biggest "achievement" is the Affordable Care Act which
might be a disaster.I think the problem we are running into as a
nation is Congress, deeply divided and representing the fringes of each party
making compromise more difficult. The President also seems untractable in his
positions, therefore nothing substantial to help the country moves forward and
bigger problems to use a cliche get kicked down the road.Unless the
dynamics change, tough times are ahead.
If Romney had won then blessings, even rich blessings would be in store for
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